3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded asadero or Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 cups hot cooked linguine (about 1 pound uncooked pasta)
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
How to Make It
To prepare chipotle sauce, combine first 3 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Pour sauce into a bowl; stir in sour cream and 1 tablespoon juice.
To prepare chicken, toss avocado with 1 tablespoon juice. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each breast half to form a pocket. Stuff 1 avocado slice and 2 tablespoons cheese into each pocket. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, and dredge chicken in flour. Dip chicken in egg whites; dredge in breadcrumbs.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.
Toss pasta with olives and parsley. Place 1 1/3 cups pasta on each of 6 plates. Arrange chicken on pasta; top each serving with about 3 tablespoons chipotle sauce.
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Yummy! Definately a weekend meal but absolutely delightful and a beautiful and impressive presentation, but let me warn you.....this is one FILLING meal! Definately stands on its own! I'm stuffed, but happily so :)
I love the flavors and spice in this recipe. I first tried it after seeing the photo in Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2001. It takes a little extra work, but the taste is well worth the extra effort. Make sure the avocadoes are ripe.
This recipe was great! Although, more like a weekend meal as it takes a bit of time for the stuffing/breading of the chicken, ect. Also, we put ours on an inside griddle and took a whole lot longer to cook then 6 minutes on each side and still ended up having to microwave a couple of minutes due to the chicken being super thick and needed extra cooking but didn't want to burn on the skillet. Was very delisious but can be a bit spicy for the more delicate palate. Wonderful flavors though :)